So Ra No Wo To

Sound of the Sky

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: So-Ra-No-Wo-To, Soranowoto, Sora no Woto, Sora no Oto
Japanese: ソ・ラ・ノ・ヲ・ト
English: Sound of the Sky
German: Sound of the Sky
Spanish: Sound of the Sky
French: Sound of the Sky
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2010 to Mar 23, 2010
Premiered: Winter 2010
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, IyashikeiIyashikei, MilitaryMilitary, MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.531 (scored by 5648356,483 users)
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Ranked: #17632
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Popularity: #1455
Members: 164,226
Favorites: 1,492

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On the outskirts of the country of Helvetia rests the tranquil town of Seize. Upon its cobbled streets, citizens go about their daily lives, undisturbed by the increasingly tense military relations between Helvetia and the neighboring Roman Empire.

It is under these circumstances that the 1121st platoon of the Helvetian army, stationed at the Clocktower Fortress in Seize, receives a new recruit in the young and spirited Kanata Sorami. Having joined the military to fulfill her dream of learning to play the bugle, she excitedly accepts the tutelage of the Sergeant Major, Rio Kazumiya, who happens to be a skilled trumpeter. Working alongside them are the aloof mechanic, Noël Kannagi, the feisty gunner, Kureha Suminoya, and the compassionate Captain Felicia Heideman; together, they experience the beauty of life in Seize and the lasting joy of a community that has persevered in spite of the crumbling world around them.

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Alongside Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin and Senkou no Night Raid, So Ra No Wo To was part of the "Anime no Chikara" project, a project to create more original anime, not based on any existing media.

Characters & Voice Actors


Matsumoto, Miho
Assistant Producer
Kanbe, Mamoru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Hikari no Senritsu (光の旋律)" by Kalafina

Ending Theme

"Girls, Be Ambitious." by Haruka Tomatsu

Episode Videos


Apr 17, 2010
"Amazing Grace! (how sweet the sound),
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see..."

John Newton and William Cowper (Olney Hymns - 1779).

The problem with first impressions is that all too often they are wrong, and this is one of the main reasons why a number of great shows don't get the recognition they deserve. Unfortunately, every season more anime are added to that list.

Sora no Woto (Sounds of the Skies), is one example of this mindset at work.
Mar 15, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Sora no Woto strongly adheres to a personal saying of mine: "You never know what you're going to get with short animes". I've watched some truly brilliant shows that were only 11-12 episodes long...and I've also watched some that weren't so good. Sora no Woto was one of those that I wasn't sure about, partially because it could almost be considered an OVA, a collaborative effort of several different studios that had never before been produced in manga, graphic novel, nor any other medium that I was familiar with. However, I found in the end that this show requires some patience before it's true colors ...
Mar 23, 2010
Five different girls in military and their lives. Interesting? Unfortunately, it doesn’t. This anime is a true example of what happens, if you try to do too much at once on the weak and uninspiring basis.

Sora no woto, aka ‘Sound of the Sky’ is a mixed culture setting war zone folktale involving a young girl who only came to military to play nice trumpet. If you just read the synopsis, it seems like a very unique and refreshing idea for slice of life genre anime. Sadly, it is not, because the major problem that this anime falls down is from the concept from the ...

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